Currently Reading : Andy Weir’s ‘The Martian’

Andy Weir’s The Martian is next on my reading list!

I started using my mobile phone as a reading device not long ago, and it became a weekly-or-so ritual for me to browse iBooks to see which books are coming out or trending at the moment. Plus, for beginners, the end-of-the-year choices are actually an excellent guide to exploring new territories! Andy Weir’s The Martian was listed among the best science fiction novels of 2014.

Andy Weir - The Martian

Science fiction novels were not exactly easy to go for. My hitherto attempts to read through sci-fi novels had mostly been botched for it was simply too difficult to make sense of unfamiliar mechanisms in which unfamiliar items operate. I guess I was kind of allergic to them. Hyperreactive. Sort of.
Anyhow, I figured trying something new would do no harm – and, to be honest, the cover design is gorgeous. I won’t deny that I went ‘oh, this will look pretty on my shelf.’

What did I think? Well, I can’t be too sure for I am only a few chapters into the book, but so far so good! The narrative so far is evaluative and relatively calm given that Mark Watney is basically stranded on Mars with no means to return to Earth. I am under the impression that, if it further focuses on what happens inside his head and not on his hands, it would be an awesome read.

Has anyone read Andy Weir’s The Martian already? I would love to hear what you thought. I’ll make sure to share mine afterwards as well. 🙂

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3 thoughts on “Currently Reading : Andy Weir’s ‘The Martian’

  1. Sounds pretty interesting and I would have liked to give it a try. Unfortunately I have a backlog of four books which are untouched because I haven’t finished my current one (Alice Munro’s “Dear Life”). It’s a book of short stories so I don’t feel compelled to finish everything in one go, unlike my past self. Perhaps I’ll give this book a go once I’ve finished with everything on my plate 🙂

    1. Same problem here. I can never seem to finish short stories compilations as quickly as novels of similar length! (Unlike your past self?) If you ever feel like diverting from your to be read shelf, it’d do no harm to try the sample of this book from Amazon kindle or iBooks. It’s actually one of my favourite pastime activities 😛

      1. Yeah my past self would have finished that book in a day or two, haha. That’s not a bad idea but I have mild OCD so I feel like I must finish a book first before starting on another :/

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